Illuminati 101: Was the Illuminati a Real Secret Society?
Illuminati 101: Was the Illuminati a Real Secret Society? Today, many people use the term Illuminati without any real understanding of where it came from or what it actually referred too. This video will reveal the fascinating true history behind the word Illuminati, a factual history that is far more interesting than many of the speculative stories often thrown about. The Illuminati refers to a real secret society that was founded in 1776 as the Order of the Illuminists by a Professor of Canon Law at the University of Ingolstadt, Adam Weishaupt. Taking inspiration from the ancient Persian religion of Zoroastrianism, the Greek mathematician, Pythagoras, and numerous other sources, the Bavarian Illuminati was founded with the grand objective of launching a form of global revolution aimed at perfecting (from their perspective anyway) humanity. Through infiltrating German freemasonic lodges and recruiting disgruntled freemasons, the Illuminati managed to rapidly expand into the 1780s. The Illuminati was also somewhat connected to the American and French revolutions, with the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, at least aware of the Illuminati and the ideology that Weishaupt proselytised. This is the true story of the Illuminati…
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